The Delphi day trip was a day well spent during our short visit to Athens. Our driver, Ilias, was extremely professional and gave us very useful tips. The highlight of our trip was when Ilias took us to his favorite family-owned restaurant - undoubtedly the best local food we had during our trip. The trip is highly recommended and I hope you get Ilias as your driver!
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Athens / Starting point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens at a convenient time of your choice.
Delphi Archaeological Site
This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater.
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Delphi Archaeological Museum is one of the principal museums of Greece and one of the most visited.
The 35 rows of the Theatre can accommodate around five thousand spectators who in ancient times enjoyed plays, poetry readings, and musical events.
Athens / Starting point
Delphi Archaeological Site
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Hosios Loukas Monastery
About the ride
Take a Private Day Trip from 1Athens / Starting point to the mythical center of the world, Delphi. Step foot in Ancient Greece’s most sacred place of worship, explore UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites and enjoy a traditional Greek lunch 900m above sea level.
- Hotel pickup and dropoff from a professional English Speaking driver / local guide
- 100% Customisable & Private tour
After approximately 3 hours you will arrive at your main destination, 2Delphi Archaeological Site. According to Ancient Greek Mythology, Zeus released two Eagles from the West and East, and where they met in the middle would mark the center of the world. Delphi became a sanctuary dedicated to Apollo, the son of Zeus, as well as the site of the ancient Oracle. At the sacred archaeological site, you will get the chance to visit the Temple of Apollon, The Castalia Spring, the 3Delphi Archaeological Museum and the Great 4Ancient Theatre. Delphi was also home to the Pythian Games, the precursors of the Modern Olympics, which would attract athletes from all over the country every four years.
Following this, your driver will escort you to a traditional Greek tavern so that you can enjoy a delicious lunch in Mount Parnassos. Your driver will ensure you receive an authentic experience and offer personal recommendations for local dishes and delicacies. After your meal, you can continue your tour, on the idyllic mountain village of 5Arachova Village, located 968m above sea level. The picturesque village built on the southern slope of Mount Parnassos offers a spectacular view of the valley as well as several quaint shops and unique local architecture. Later on, you will visit the 6Hosios Loukas Monastery, a Middle Byzantine monument listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Situated on a beautiful mountainside, it is the oldest Monastery of its kind and is a token of ancient architecture and art.
Your Delphi experience comes to an end with a relaxing afternoon drive back to Athens, where your friendly Welcome Driver will drop you back off at your hotel or apartment.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Our driver/guide, Panagiotis, was very nice and accommodating. His driving was excellent and safe. He also provided us tips and information on the places we visited. He has an excellent luxury Mercedes van that we love so much. My family enjoyed the trip so much because of our driver and the vehicle and the snacks and water provided on the trip which made the trip exciting and very comfortable. I already recommended him and WelcomePickups to my brother who may plan to visit Greece again with his family sometime in the future.
What I liked the most of our trip is that Kosta had the sincerity in taking care of our entire family and ensuring that everyone had a good time!
Not only did we see how beautiful Greece is with a driving tour, but our driver, Nick, was exceptional. The entire experience from driving the country side in a more than comfortable car with snacks and bottles of water available, to seeing unforgettable sites, to becoming friends with our driver. We even had lunch together! Welcome Pickups is a great company after all.
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Beverages and meals.
- Tips and gratuities
- Official Tour Guide - Our drivers are English Speaking and very knowledgeable of the places visited
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the A trip to Delphi tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.Our Tours are completely customizable and together with your driver, you can select the points of visit and the time you want to allocate in each stop. There is always a suggested itinerary to follow but you are free to edit the route according to your preferences. You can visit all the places on the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place!
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Is the experience private?
Of course, it is!! All Welcome Experience are private and 100% customizable to your needs.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas, such as the walk up to the Delphi site contains many steps and may have uneven or rocky ground.
In the summer months, the Greek sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Bring your Camera
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
Admission Fees 6 March 18 April 18 May 5 June Every last weekend of September 28 October
Delphi and the Archaeological Museum: €12 per person
Hosios Loukas Monastery: 3€ per person
No admission fee for persons who are:
Under 18 years of age (please bring a valid ID)
University Students within the EU (please bring a valid Student ID)
No admission fees for anyone on the following dates:
Every last weekend of September
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- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites.
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving condition
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